So…it’s Friday and you’d rather be reading gaming stuff than working, right?
Put on your pink cowboy hat and enjoy our first Gnome Rodeo (or link roundup, if you prefer the boring term).
→ Musings of the Chatty DM: Chatty delves into ways to handle a big reveal in your campaign without making your players want to tear you into tiny pieces. He’s also done a thorough review of Keep on the Shadowfell, the first D&D 4e adventure (which includes quickstart rules).
→ Roleplaying Tips: Issue #401 is subtitled “Tips to bring the party back together and keep it that way,” and includes a great section on considering your players’ familiarity with your game’s genre. Also, don’t miss the oodles of five-room dungeons.
GMing All Over the Place
→ Critical Hits: The Pain of Campaigning IV: Put a Little Politics in it gets its peanut butter/politics in my D&D/chocolate.
→ Monte Cook’s LiveJournal: In which Monte modestly pretends he won’t be packing Paizo’s Pathfinder RPG with awesome by calling himself a “rules consultant.” (Via Chatty DM.)
→ Robin Laws’s LiveJournal: On changing his mind about a GMing technique after six years: “If I haven’t changed anything about the way I run games in that time I’m a sorry excuse for a GM.” That’s great advice.
→ The DMs Blog, currently housed at dndreviews.com, is planning a relaunch with a new domain name — and holding a contest to pick the name. The winner gets a D&D 4e core book or a $25 Amazon certificate.
→ Over on Dungeon Mastering, Yax is giving you a chance to win all three D&D 4e core books when they come out — all you have to do is subscribe to his RSS feed and get lucky. (Wait, that didn’t come out quite right…)
A big thank you to everyone who linked to us after launch day (that I could find): Dungeon Mastering, theRPGsite, RPG Blog II, The Code, The Geek Life Project, Geek’s Dream Girl, Jeff’s Gameblog, wallwalker’s LiveJournal, Musings, Triominos.ru and (by way of our announcement) EN World. The gnaughty gnomish gnurses, uh, “dungeonpunk” gnome pics you requested are in the mail.
Got a favorite GMing link to share, recent or otherwise? Tell us in the comments!